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Author Kuran, Timur.

Title The long divergence : how Islamic law held back the Middle East / Timur Kuran.

Publication Info. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  330.956 K96L    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 405 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The puzzle of the Middle East's economic underdevelopment -- Analyzing the economic role of Islam -- Commercial life under Islamic rule -- The persistent simplicity of Islamic partnerships -- Drawbacks of the Islamic inheritance system -- The absence of the corporation in Islamic law -- Barriers to the emergence of a Middle Eastern business corporation -- Credit markets without banks -- The Islamization of non-Muslim economic life -- The ascent of the Middle East's religious minorities -- Origins and fiscal impact of the capitulations -- Foreign privileges as facilitators of impersonal exchange -- The absence of Middle Eastern consuls -- Did Islam inhibit economic development?
Subject Middle East -- Economic conditions.
Middle East -- Economic policy.
Economic development -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islamic law -- Economic aspects.
Islam -- Economic aspects.
ISBN 9780691147567 hardback alkaline paper
0691147566 hardback alkaline paper
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